So, I've done many many different installations of linux and hit this road block EVERY TIME. Though, this time, it is really turning into a pain. I have indeed tried every common method so far, so don't ask if I did. I tried installing the ones that Ubuntu provides, I reboot... black screen (with backlight on). I tried the x-swat ones, (which i had to use in the past to make it work) same thing- black screen with the backlight on. i installed the binary drivers from the official page, and after jumping through a MILLION hoops to finally get nouveau to NOT load.... black screen! hooray! This is really a wonderful birthday present lol.
In all seriousness, here are a few specs:
Specs you probably wont need: i5 3570k 16GB RAM 120GB SSD Asrock extreme4 z77
Specs that are actually important: nVidia GTX 660 Ti Ubuntu 13.04, 64 bit current (also non working) driver: 319.23
my xorg.conf looks like this (ran nvidia-xconfig):
and i added nouveau to blacklist.conf in modprobe.d
after all of this i can only get the desktop environment to start normally in a failsafe x, under recovery. and at that point, things start acting weird (my steam which was working BEFORE this fiasco, now can't find it's 32bit libraries which I selected to install with the nvidia driver and i know are there)
so yeah, with all of that, can anyone tell me WHAT THE HECK im doing wrong =P ive had one problem after another this time around, almost bricked my harddrives because of a messy uefi issue that popped up (unrelated to this, but still took half a day to clear up). I know it's a duplicate, ive been searching the same question for hours, but none of them have worked. But, I dont really want to give up on this. I'm a gamer gosh darn it!